In this department we draw attention to a few of the more important topics treated in the current magazines and list the leading contents. Readers of The Busy Man’s Magazine can secure from their newsdealers the magazines in which they appear.
A new serial by F. Marion Crawford, entitled “Arethusa, a Princess in Slavery,” begins in the January number, which contains among other features,
Thesophical Brotherhood at Point Loma. By Ray S. Baker.
The Negro Crisis. By Washington Gladden.
Adventures in Contentment. By David Grayson.
In the Interpreters House. By F. P. Dunne.
The Tariff in our Times. By Ida Tarbell.
AMERICAN HOMES AND GARDENS.
Some splendid pictures of exteriors and interiors, reproduced in soft brown tints make the December number a thing of beauty.
Notable American Homes. “Woodlea,” By Barr Ferree.
A Small Country House. By F. D. Nichols.
A Princeton House. By Burr Bartram.
Leather for Interior Decoration. By P. W. Humphreys.
The “Dobe” of To-Day. By Sarah Comstock.
Old Time Arts and Crafts. By Mary H. Northend.
Poison of Soils.
Cult of the Cactus.
How Soft French Cheeses are Made.
The January number of Appleton’s is well supplied with good reading matter, including several stories of merit.
To Mecca by Railway. By Alexander Hume Ford.
Grand Opera in the Bowery. By John S. Lopez.
Legislating in Parliament and Congress. By A. Maurice Law.
The Alcohol Age.
Dancing. By Hamilton Bell.
An extra interest attaches to the January number of the Atlantic as it opens a year of great things.
Japan and the Philippine Islands. By James A. LeRoy.
The Criminaloid. By Edward A. Ross.
Shakespeare of Warwickshire. By T. T. Munger.
The Nude in Autobiography. By W. A. Gill.
The New Novels. By Mary Moss.
Country Editor of To-Day. By Charles M. Harger.
Brawn and Character. By Arthur Stanwood Pier.
Many illustrations of sports and pastimes make the December number of Badminton a very interesting production, especially for men interested in sporting life.
Sportsmen of Mark. 14. Lord Montagu of Beaulieu.
Point-to-Point Racing. By an Amateur.
Strange Stories of Sport. By Frank Savile.
A Day in Adelboden with a Camera. By Lieut. P. S. Greig.
Sea-Fishing Round Santa Catalina. By Count Gleichen.
Behind the Big Gun. By W. P. Curtis.
Football in France.
A Trek in the Kalahari Desert. By A. W. Hodson.
The contents of this little publication for December are as follows:
Other People’s Christmas. By Rev. Charles Herbert.
Some Noted Barbers.
The Kaiser’s Christmas. By William Durban, B.A.
Pottery Workers of Great Britain. The Working Men’s College. By F. M. Holmes.
To the booklover, the December number is a very entertaining issue, and one that will be read with interest.
Personal and Particular.
The Boy’s Story.
The Publisher’s Mark.
The Times Book War.
A London Letter.
The January number contains an unusually good list of articles of special interest to Canadians.
Worry, the Disease of the Age, I. By Dr. C. W. Saleeby.
Patriotic Military Service. By Lieut. Colonel W. H. Merritt.
Canadian Artists Abroad. By William H. Ingram.
First Railway in Nova Scotia. By C. W. Lunn.
The King’s Highway. By Jessie J. Patterson.
Coalport, China. Illustrated.
The December number has a Christmas atmosphere about it, which makes its advent timely.
Relation of Winter Apples to Hardiness of Tree.
Home-Grown Fruits for Christmas.
Codling Moth and How to Combat It.
Some City Garden Troubles.
The Christmas Tree.
Christmas Greens Make Christmas Merry.
Late Flowering Orchids.
Timely Topics for Amateur Plant Lovers.
The January Cassell’s will be rich in good things, and people in search of a bright high-class magazine will do well to secure a copy. There will be several excellent stories, and,
The Art of Joseph Farquharson. Illustrated.
Through the Magic Door. By A. Conan Doyle.
Reminiscences of Sir Harry Johnston.
Rise and Progress of Co-operative Movement.
Worry, Our National Disease.
Several valuable contributions to modern engineering questions appear in the December number.
Lifting Magnets. By A. C. Eastwood.
Modern Factory Management. By E. P. Watson.
Small British Steam Engines. By W. H. Booth.
Recent Advances in Application of Compressed Air.
Electric Cable Troubles.
Industrial and Commercial Possibilities of Russia.
Wire Rope Tramway Engineering.
Modern Machine Shop Requirements.
President Roosevelt is numbered among the contributors to the January Century, which is as usual a splendid production from every standpoint.
Ancient Irish Sages. By Theodore Roosevelt.
Moral Aspects of Suicide. By J. G. Gibbons.
Discoveries in Nebraska. By Professor Osborn.
Mr. Freer’s Art Collection.
The Cathedral at Chartres. By Elizabeth R. Pennell.
The December number is an extra number with three complete novels, included as a supplement.
Early Railroad Guides. By John Leighton.
Romance of Secret Hiding-Places.
Lions in British East Africa.
Footfalls from Another World.
Pierre Mazet of the Grand Army.
Accident Insurance by Coupon.
New Legend of Waterloo.
Prototypes of Some of Thackery’s Characters.
Scottish Shale-Oil Trade.
Shakespeare as a Business Man.
A Canadian Loyalist of the Old School.
November 24. “The Calming of the Utes,” “What the World is Doing,” “Real Soldiers of Fortune’’ VI., By Richard Harding Davis. “Final Stage of the Football Season.” By Walter Camp. “Two Men of Wisconsin.”
December 1. “What the World is Doing,” “What’s the Matter with America.” by William Allen White; “Monroe Doctrine in 1906,” by Samuel E. Moffat; “The Other Americans,” by Arthur Ruhl.
December 8. “What the World is Doing,” “The President Sees the Canal,” “Fulton of Oregon,” “Plays of the Month,” “Developing the Aeroplane,” “The President ’s Message.’’
December 15. Christmas number, with stories by Richard Harding Davis, Arthur Colton, Edith Barnard and Ellis Parker Butler.
Beautiful as ever are the contents of the Christmas Connoisseur, with its numerous color plates and many fine half-tones.
Mr. J. Pierpont Morgan’s Pictures, Early Miniatures, I.
Antique Earrings and Ear-Pendants. By Olive M. Rae.
Staffordshire Salt-Glazed Ware. By A. J. Caddie.
Eridge Castle and its Contents.
Italian Furniture of the Sixteenth Century.
Old Type Faces and Those Who Cut Them.
Old Door Knockers.
The contents of the December number are as follows:
A Publisher in Peace-Time. By John Murray.
Government and Its Opponents. By J. A. Spender.
The Peasant-God. By Sir W. M. Ramsay.
A Babylonian Job. By Professor Morris Jastrow.
Royal Commission on Experiments on Live Animals. By S. Coleridge.
Work and Life. By Sir Oliver Lodge.
Prisoners of Hope in Holloway Gaol. By M. G. Fawcett.
Church, State, Dogma and Education. By P. T. Forsyth, D.D.
Poor Relief in Vienna. By Edith Sellers.
Norwegian System of Liquor Control. By Professor James Seth.
In the December number, Stanley J. Weyman’s serial “Chippinge” is brought to an end. The issue contains several valuable articles.
Thackeray’s Mahogany Tree. By Sir F. C. Burnard.
Blackstick Papers, II. By Mrs. Ritchie.
Hero of Romance. By F. N. Connell.
Shakespeare II. By Canon Beeching.
Thackeray’s Mahogany Tree. By ers.
Of Certain Old English China. By J. H. Yoxall.
The December number contains a great many of the handsome tinted illustrations, for which this magazine is noted.
The Art of Stephen Sinding. By John Spargo.
An Undertow to the Land. By Florence Finch Kelly.
Modern German Feeling in Art.
Acadian Weavers of Louisiana.
Sixty New Drinking Fountains.
Soldiers’ Home in Tennessee.
Handicrafts in the City.
The following is a list of the articles selected from leading British periodicals for the December Eclectic.
Papal Aggression in France. By Robert Dell.
The Persian Parliament.
The Sudermann Cycle. By Florence B. Law.
The Negro Problem.
The Medieval Republic of Andorra. By Oliver Grey.
The table of contents for December, contains some valuable material for educationalists.
Practical Suggestions towards a Program of Ethical Teaching.
College Methods and Administration. IV. The Laboratory.
When Mercy Seasons Justice.
Educational Significance of Algebra and Geometry.
Preparatory School and the Boy.
A supply of articles on imperial affairs is to be found in the December number of the Empire Review.
Central Emigration Board. By the Editor.
Foreign Affairs. By Edward Dicey.
Australia as she Is. By G. H. M. Addison.
Native Problem in Natal. By Maurice S. Evans.
Working of Taxation on Unimproved Land.
Army Schools from Within.
A General Merchant’s Views on Protection.
Old Cape Town. By E. L. McPherson.
Foreign Policy and Colonial Interests. By Lieut.-Colonel G. Pollock.
The Christmas number of this English periodical is extra large, extra well illustrated, and well supplied with stories of a Christmas nature. The other articles are :
Some Portraits of our Saviour.
Christmas in Japan.
True Stories of H.M. the King.
Paris: Le Jour de l’An.
The Man Who Invented Lying.
The first number for 1907 will contain stories by Joseph Lincoln, C. G. D. Roberts, Thomas W. Lawson, etc., and a new group of drawings in picturesque Southern California by Vernon Howe Bailey.
Soldiers of the Common Good. Conclusion. Charles Edward Russell.
Marriage. By Eugene Wood.
Clemenecau, French Premier.
Lords of the World. By Edith Rickert.
Several important questions are discussed in the December Fortnightly. The contents are as follows :
On Shakespeare I. By Leo Tolstoy.
Indo-Afghan Relations under Lord Curzon. By Anguus Hamilton.
Population and Progress. By M. Crackanthorpe.
A Dreadnought Naval Policy. By Archibald Hurd.
Our Relations with China. By F. Greenwood.
Eight Years at the Natural History Museum. By Prof. R. Lankester.
Puritanism and the English Stage. By St. John Hankin.
Truth Concerning the Life of Queen Draga.
Sir Leslie Stephen. By Francis Gribble.
Corner Stones of Modern Drama. By H. A. Jones.
Anthony Trollope: An Appreciation.
Rugby Football. By E. H. D. Sewell
Anomalies of the English Divorce Law. By E. S. P. Haynes.
Modern Utopias: an Open Letter to H. G. Wells. By Vernon Lee.
Nine short stories besides Sir Gilbert Parker’s serial, appear in the January number of Harper’s. Articles of a more solid interest, are :
The Great Alabama Arbitrators. By Frederick Trevor Hill.
Touches of Nature in a Children’s Library. By Gertrude Urban.
A Little Country Overlooked by Tourists. By Robert Shackleton.
Newly Discovered Letters of George Washington.
What is the Actual Cause of Death. By Professor Metchnikoff.
HOUSE AND GARDEN.
The January number is of special importance and is beautifully illustrated.
Characteristic Decoration of the 20th Century. By the Editor.
Vancouver, the Golden Island. By K. L. Smith.
Airlie, a new Virginian Home.
Formal or Natural Gardens?
A House for $1,000.
A New York Business Man’s Farm.
Eight handsome color inserts appear in the December number, including oil paintings by C. F. Daubigny and others.
Collection of Mr. Alexander Young, II. By E. G. Halton.
Landscape and Figure Sketches. By T. Martin Wood.
Water Colors and Oils of W. D. Adams.
Art of Printing Etchings. By Frank Newbolt.
Recent Designs in Domestic Architecture.
Recent Plaster Work. By G. P Bankart.
Louis C. Tiffany and His Work in Jewellery.
Nature’s Aid to Design. By E. S. D. Owen.
McClure’s starts out the New Year well. The main feature of the January number is the beginning of the life-story of Mary Baker G. Eddy.
Mrs. Eddy’s Childhood and Early
Womanhood. By Georgine Milmine.
The Drama in Our Town. By Eugene Wood.
The Jewish Invasion. By Burton J Hendrick.
Reminiscences of Carl Schurz. Continued.
The contents of the December number are quite as entertaining as the usual run of articles in this fine review.
Intellectual Condition of the Labor Party. By W. H. Mallock. Wireless Telegraphy and the Conference. By Charles Bright.
Moral Education. By F. Carrel.
Esprit de Corps in Elementary Schools.
Legal Aspect of the Book War.
Some French Impressions of England. By S. G. Tallentyre.
Lords as the Supreme Court of Appeal. By M. McDonagh.
Strange Obsequies of Paganini. By J. D. E. Loveland.
To America in an Emigrant Ship. By M. Count Vaya.
Actor, Art and the Stage. By A. Barclay.
Ghosts of Piccadilly. By G. S. Street.
Pope’s Tower. By Mrs. Porter.
The December number contains several Christmas features including stories and many illustrations.
Christmas Sports in California.
Socialism, Evolved and Ideal.
Christmas in the Hills.
Yule Tide in Merrie England.
Country Life in North Carolina.
Some excellent color work lends charm to the December number of this magazine, which is particularly strong in short stories.
Indian Shorthand Writers of British Columbia.
At a Medicine Dance of the Navajos.
Archery and the Oregon Yew Bows.
Army Manoeuvres at American Lake.
Spirit of Christmas.
Our Fashionable Cats.
A new series of stories by H. C. Bailey, of which Napoleon Bonaparte is the hero, begins in the January Pall Mall. A new serial by Hamlin Garland, “The Long Trail” also opens in this number. Lawrence Mott, also contributes the first of a new series of stories dealing with the North-West Mounted Police.
The Christmas number is a splendid production with a wealth of stories and illustrations all of a holiday character.
Cards in Art. By Rudolph de Cordova.
Greatest Tragedy in English History. By Walter Wood.
Mr. Punch’s Progress. By Sir F. C. Burnand.
Christmas Night’s Entertainment.
Things one Does Once in a Lifetime. By Colonel Newham Davis.
Arrest of an Empress. By A. V.
POLITICAL SCIENCE QUARTERLY.
The last number of this valuable publication for 1906 contains the following articles in addition to reviews.
Russian Peasant and Autocracy. By Y. G. Simkhovitch.
Housing Problem in San Francisco. By Edward T. Devine.
American Administrative Tribunals. By Harold M. Bowman.
Jefferson and the Consular Service. By Burt E. Powell.
Constitutional Theories in France. By J. Homer Reed.
Gold Standard for the Straits. II. By W. W. Kemmerer.
This high-class monthly has now taken its place among the best American publications. The January number contains:
Primeval Man. By Robert F. Gilder.
Great Characters of Parliament. By Henry W. Lucy.
A Great American Citizen. Carl Schurz. By H. L. Nelson.
Cuba in American Politics. By C. M. Harvey.
Artemus Ward. By Enoch Knight.
Tyranny of Clothes. By Mrs. John Lane.
Liberal Culture. By President Schurman.
Quack Journalism. By Mrs. L. H. Harris.
The most notable article in the January number of The Reader, is contributed by William Jennings Bryan, who gives the real soul of his experiences in his round-the-world trip.
Heart of the Nations. By W. J. Bryan.
Uruguay, Uneasy and Urbane. By Albert Hale.
The Biggest Event of 1906. By W. J. Price.
Narrative in the Drama. By Professor Baker.
REVIEW OF REVIEWS.
This monthly is right up to date with its record of current events and its review of the leading articles of the month.
Most Prosperous Period in our History. By R. H. Edmonds.
President Roosevelt and Corporate Wealth. By A. W. Dunn. American History and Mutual Painting. By E. H. Brush.
Eminent Foreign Composers as Guests of America.
How the Kaiser Works.
New President of Brazil.
New National Forest Reserves.
Electrification of Steam Railways.
Education Controversy in England.
ROD AND GUN.
The publishers provide an extensive bill of fare in the December number. An innovation is a frontispiece in color.
Nature Student’s Christmas Eve. By Bonnycastle Dale.
Canadian National Park as a Resort.
Christmas Hunting Trip. By F. W. Lee.
Moose Hunting in Quebec.
First Christmas in Canadian Rockies.
Lady Explorers on the Trail.
Exploring Towards Hudson Bay.
The December issue appears with a handsome cover design and its contents are light and varied in tone.
Husband and Wife on the Stage.
Survivors’ Tales of Great Events.
An Elephant Drive.
Confessions of Little Celebrities. VI.
Lawson Wood, the Funny Man.
Romance of the House Fly.
A charming characteristic cover greets the eye of the reader of the December number of St. Nicholas, and the contents have a holiday flavor.
Racketty-Packetty House. By Frances Hodgson Burnett.
Captain June. By Alice Hegan Rice.
The Every-Day Franklin. By Rebecca Harding Davis.
Nature and Science for Young Folks.
November 10. “Mended and Ended,” “Message from New York,” “Outlook in China,” “Mr. Churchill’s Precedents,” “Industrial Census,” “Life Assurance and the New York Election,” “Symphony Concerts.”
November 17. “Return of Prince Bulow,” “Mr. Birrell’s Bravado,” “Lackland’s Spite,” “Public and Motor-Omnibusses,” “Accident Legislation,” “Paris Club Life,” “Rugby Football of To-Day.”
November 24. “The Colonial Office and the ‘ Confidential Report,’” “Future of Our Agriculture,” “London and North-Western Proxies,” “Dying Fauna of an Empire,” “The Return to the Road,” “Art of Conducting,” “Some Memories of Gardens.’’
December 1. “Mr. Balfour’s Challenge,” “The Moorish Muddle,” “Earldom of Norfolk,” “Unfitness of the Senior Wrangler,” “Letter to a Chinese Gentleman,” by Leo Tolstoy; “New English Art Club,’’ by Arthur Symons; “Seeing People off,” by Max Beerbohm; “Animal Autobiographies,” by W. H. Hudson.
In the January number a new serial begins by Mrs. Edith Wharton, author of “The House of Mirth.”
A Holiday in a Vacation. By Henry van Dyke.
Battle of Bull Run. By General E. P. Alexander.
American and British Cities. By F. C. Howe.
The first magazine for 1907 to reach us was Smith’s. Its contents are as usual of a bright and readable character, there being plenty of fiction to interest all classes.
Worry, Drugs and Drink. By C. W. Saleeby.
Breaking a New Highway. By C. H. F. Lindsay.
An Ishmael of Wall Street. Harriman
The Childhood of Christ.
Youth of the American Theatre.
November 10. “Liberals and Unionists Free-Traders,” “The Navy and Its Chief Need,” “M. Clemenceau’s Programme,” “The American Elections,” “Disinterested Publicans,” “Women and Hypocrisy,” “Story of Malaria,” ‘‘Assisting Nature.”
November 17. “Mr. Birrell and the Education Bill,” “Mr. Balfour’s Surrender,” “Position of the Congo State,” “Unrest in Germany,” “Poplar Guardians,” “Common Sense in the Gospels,” “The Toy-Box,” “Greek Anthology.”
November 24. “Wanted, a Round-Table Conference,” “Universal Outdoor Relief for the Aged,” “Apologia Imperatoris,” “Sir Edward Grey and the Congo,” “An Insulting Appeal,” “ Savage Children,” “The Conquest of the Air,” “Optimism.’’
December 1. “'House of Lords and the Education Bill,” “Value of the Emperor Francis Joseph,” “Tariff Commission’s Agricultural Report,” “Mr. Marks’s Chance,” “Collapse of the Soap Trust,” “Liberal Roman Catholicism,” “Thomas Moore,” “Snipe-Shooting in Wales,” “State of the Navy,” III.
Christmas features are to be found in plentiful supply in the December number, which also makes a specialty of the furnishing of rooms.
An Old Plantation Christmas. By Martha McCullough-Williams.
Let’s Have a Den. By James Arthur.
City and Suburbs Through a Preacher’s Spectacles. By Rev. B. Gilman.
Making and Care of Hardwood Floors. By Stephen Maxwell.
Substitutes for the Christmas Tree.
The Family Cat. By Walter Louis Ray.
The Town-Room Idea. By Edward T. Hartman.
To Easterners the pictures of California scenery appearing in this magazine are particularly interesting. There are many of them in the December number.
A Christmas Greeting. By Elizabeth Grinnell.
Old Mission Idyls. By C. W. Stoddard.
San Francisco’s Upbuilding. By E.H. Strong.
Through Many Zones. By A.J. Wells.
Berkeley the Beautiful. By H. Whitaker.
Mother of California. By Arthur North.
Power of Thought. By Isabella Ingalese.
A very attractive cover makes the December number of the Travel Magazine a thing of beauty.
Christmas Round the World. By Alex. H. Ford.
In Germany, Home of the Christmas Tree. By G.I. Colbron.
Strange Christmas Customs of Mexico. By M.D. MacLean.
A Paseare in Porto Rico. By A.A. Knipe.
Calendar of Travel.
American Family in Manila.
Christmas in Paris.
Books of Travel for Christmas Presents.
Thrill of Skee Jumping.
The Christmas Windsor is one of the best of the holiday numbers, containing stories by Anthony Hope, Gilbert Parker, Katharine C. Thurston, Ian Maclaren, Max Pemberton and others.
Art of Mr. W. Q. Orchardson. Illustrated.
Life at a Great School. By H.A. Vachell.
New Music for an Old World. By R.S. Baker.
Chronicles in Cartoon. By B.F. Robinson.
German Chancellor and His Day’s Work. By W.G. Fitzgerald.
Trinity House. By A.J. Dawson.
The Christmas number is an exceptionally attractive issue, with a bright red cover and many readable articles.
The Five-Hundred-Mile City. By F.W. Coburn.
Back to the Land. By Rider Haggard.
Present Status off Woman Suffrage. By Ida H. Harper.
Referendum at Work. By W.M. Raine.
The American Bird-Dog. By J.E. Isgrigg.
Reaction in Russia. By Samuel N. Harper.
Shortage of Freight Cars. By J.W. Midgley.
George Meredith. By H.W. Nevinson.
Masque of the “Shooters.” By W.J. Price.
A 10,000,000 Man-Power Fighting Machine.
Where Commercialism is Crowding Out Romance.
San Francisco and the Japanese. By W.H. Thompson.
Saving the Farmer’s Millions. By J.L. Nash.
Supplying Submarines for the Russian Navy. By A.C. Johnson.
WORLD’S WORK. (AMERICAN.)
The January number is devoted largely to the question of transportation of every kind, with many illuminating illustrations.
New Wonders of Communication.
Workings of the Trusts.
The Real South.
Does Harvard do Its Job?
Making of Instruments.
Medical Sense and Nonsense.
WORLD’S WORK (ENGLISH.)
A series of photographs of the sea, of great beauty, are reproduced in the December number.
Military Home Colonies and Motor Roads. By John S. Purcell.
A British Artist—George Henry. By Florence Simmonds.
M. Clemenceau—A World Force.
The Training of Taste. By A.C. Benson.
The Young Delinquent. By Tighe Hopkins.
The Dreadnought Myth. By Fred T. Jane.
An Objection to All Reforms. By Tudor Jenks.
Woods for Everybody. By “Home Counties."
Work of the Woman’s World.
Evolution in the Office.
The Liliputian Stage. By J.E. Whitby.
Should Boys Learn to Cook? By Eustace Miles.
Christmas in the Hospitals. By S. Bulan.
Perfect Working Health.
The December number is as entertaining as ever and contains some notable contributions.
Chief Secretary for Ireland at Home. By E.A. Keddell.
A Topsy-Turvy Christmas Dream. By Sir F.C. Gould.
Christmas Sub Rosa. By Spencer Leigh Hughes.
Monte Carlo: Its Witcheries and Iniquities. By Rev. H.M. Nield.
A Christmas Dinner With Dickens. By George Edgar.
November 22 — “Co-operation in England,” by Richard Whiteing. “Modern Occupations for Women,” by E.W. Frentz.
December 6—“The Long Trail,” by Hamlin Garland, "Story of George Rogers Clark,” by G.C. Eggleston.
December 13—“The Perfect Education,” by Andrew S. Draper.
Confidence is the Napoleon in the mental army. It doubles and trebles the power of all the other faculties. The whole mental army waits until confidence leads the way.